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Interreg Botnia-Atlantica

AnimalSense – A competence center for animal sensor technology

By establishing a competence center in the area of farming technology, the project will connect researchers within technology and animal science as well as ICT companies to create new tools to improve efficiency in the farming and reindeer herding sector.

Branch: Digitalisation

Duration: 01.09.2015 – 31.05.2018

Region: International

Financed by: Interreg Botnia-Atlantica

Project Manager: Mikko Himanka


By establishing a competence center in the area of farming technology and connecting researchers from both animal science, technical research, farmers, reindeer herders and companies from the ICT sector to this competence center the project can provide new tools to improve the efficiency and quality of the farming and reindeer herding sector within the Botnia-Atlantica region.

Lead partner:
Umeå University (SE)

Other project partners:
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE),
Centria University of Applied Sciences (FI),
Svenska Samernas Riksförbund (SE),
ProAgria Central Ostrobothnia (FI),
Ildgruben reinbeitesdistrikt (NO),
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research NIBIO (NO),
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NO),
Saltfjellet reinbeitesdistrikt (NO),
Biocontrol AS (NO),
Telespor AS (NO)

Additional information


Mikko Himanka